Verizon expands Chaperone handset line

Six months after launching its Chaperone family locator service with just one handset--the green LG Migo--Verizon Wireless is expanding its handset lineup to include the LG 3450L, the LG VX 8300, the LG Chocolate and the Motorola KRZR K1m.  

The LG Migo is designed specifically for small children and features just four programmable call buttons and one pre-programmed emergency call button to make it easier for children to call their parents. The new handsets will likely round out the carriers offering because they appeal to older children and other family members.

Verizon isn't alone in offering a family locator service. Sprint debuted a similar package last year for $9.99 per month. Verizon's service is two-fold. Parents can have the basic locator service for $9.99 per month per line. However if they want to add the Child Zone--which notifies them when their child moves outside a predetermined area--they must pay $19.99 per month per line.  

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